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The Most Famous Architectural Masterpieces in the World: Do You Know All of Them?

You have probably seen photos of these famous buildings, but that is not as impressive as the real view. If you ever can visit these famous places, do not miss the opportunity to see the great masterpieces of architecture. And now test your knowledge, how many of these buildings do you recognize?

Asia

The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, India and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and all works took 22 years in total. In 1607, the emperor of Mughal family Shah Jahan met his future bride Mumtaz Mahal and five years later they got married. She died in 1631 after giving a birth to a fourteenth child. The emperor decided to build an impressive and immortal mausoleum in her honor that is still visited by tourists from all over the world.

The hotel of Burj Al Arab is located in Dubai, UAE. This eye-catching luxury hotel is the third tallest building in the world. It is built on an artificial island, and Burj Al Arab is designed to look like a sail of a ship. It only has 53 floors because the top cannot be occupied due to safety and construction requirements.

Taipei Tower also known as Taipei 101 is in Taipei, Taiwan. For a while, the Taipei Tower has been known as a skyscraper with the fastest rising elevator because it was possible to reach the 84th floor in 37 seconds. Later, the title was lost to the Shanghai Tower. Taipei Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world.

Europe

The Louvre is built in the capital city of France. It is a historical monument and the entrance to the world’s largest museum. The Louvre has existed since the 12th century, but the glass pyramid was built in 1988. It seems as impressive as 38,000 art objects and it is called one of the prides of Paris.

 Colosseum
Colosseum

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is founded in Pisa, Italy. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a belfry that has an unexpected tilt. The reasons are not entirely clear until know but it is believed that the tower may have this position due to the unreliability of the structural foundation to the existing soil. The tower has been falling until 1372 but now it stands stable enough.

The Sagrada Família is located in Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region, Spain. The works of construction of this church began in 1882 and continues until today. It is the most famous work of the architect Antoni Gaudi and a symbol of Barcelona. Although the church is still under construction, it is open to visitors and attracts millions of tourists every year.

The Colosseum can be called a synonym for Rome. An oval amphitheater was built in the first century from concrete and sand. At the beginning, it was used for gladiator fights and other events of that time. Now, it is a museum and an attraction for thousands of tourists.